ROY BUCHANAN - ROY BUCHANAN 1972.
Sometimes funny looking people are tremendous musicians. There was a time when such people were allowed to be successful. And so it came to pass that a guy that looked like a high school shop teacher (but just so happened to be one of the greatest guitarists to walk the earth ever. Fight me.) could be a major label recording artist. Legend has it that, at live shows, he turned all the knobs on his amp to 11, and turned the amp to face the back wall, and controlled all the sound from the two knobs and pickup switch on his guitar. Bad Ass. Legend has it he was asked to join The Rolling Stones, but told them to piss off. Badder Asser. He had such command of the instrument that he was beyond any “riff” that any lesser mortal guitar player may often resort to. Both “Sweet Dreams” and “The Messiah Will Come Again” from this LP will make any guitarist want to set all their guitars on fire, and shove their hands into the garbage disposal in the warm glow of the flickering flames. Intrigued?
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